ERIC Number: ED336143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Project International Emphasis Interim Report, July 1991.
Blois, Beverly, Ed.; Williams, Barbara
Project International Emphasis (PIE), a curriculum development effort involving all 24 colleges in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), focuses on the infusion of globally oriented components across the academic curriculum and in related career development programs. Activities undertaken during the project's first year included an annual institute, the revision of over 200 courses in the VCCS, and the production and distribution of two issues of a PIE newsletter. The bulk of this report consists of a collection of 1990-91 course descriptions/syllabi provided by instructors in the VCCS. Included are the following 21 PIE course modules: (1) African Literature; (2) Cross Cultural Communication; (3) Landscape in Art--Eastern and Western Views; (4) Our Global Home (Biology); (5) The Influence of Diverse Cultures on the Historical Development of Mathematics; (6) Multicultural Perspectives for Human Growth and Development (Psychology); (7) The Open Economy; (8) United States Foreign Policy--Focus on Central America; (9) International Marketing; (10) International Management; (11) Computing in the 1990's, a Look at the Marketplace; (12) The International Nature of the Paper Industry; (13) Environmental Problems; (14) International Impact of Nursing; (15) Mining Electrical and Electronic Control Systems; (16) Minority Career Opportunities and International Implications; (17) Assertiveness Training for the Multicultural Student; (18) Our International Society--Working and Living in a Multicultural World; (19) Developing an International Career Passport; (20) Increase Your Multicultural I.Q.; and (21) Going Global. Brief abstracts of an additional 155 course modules, listing the instructor, college, course title, and discipline; and 1991-92 PIE plans from three colleges are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.; Virginia State Council of Higher Education, Richmond.
Authoring Institution: Northern Virginia Community Coll., Sterling. Humanities Div.
Note: One page, a list of the Virginia Community Colleges, contains type two small to be legible.